RSSPre-War Writers

Nicolas Rafols

Nicolas Rafols

| May 11, 2015

Name: Nicolas Rafols Pseudonym(s): Enarem, Niramer Date of Birth: 1894 Place of Birth: Toledo, Cebu BIOGRAPHY Lawyer and agriculturist Nicolas Rafols was born in Toledo, Cebu in 1894 and died on May 2, 1947. Writing with the names Enarem and Niramer, he produced both literary and journalistic works. He went to Liceo de Manila for […]

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Vicente Sotto

Vicente Sotto

| May 6, 2015

Name: Vicente Sotto Pseuodonym(s): Taga-Kotta, Sukol, Vicente Sukol Date of Birth: April 18, 1877 Place of Birth: Cebu City BIOGRAPHY Vicente Sotto or Taga-Kotta (of the fort, or resident of the fort) is regarded as the “Father of Cebuano Language and Letters.” He was born in Cebu City on April 18, 1877 to Marcelino Sotto […]

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Vicente Rama

Vicente Rama

| May 6, 2015

Name: Vicente Rama Pseudonyms: Datu Dakila, Kolas Tabian, Justo Recio Recto, Mahomet Ben Yakub, Rectum Clarum Date of Birth: June 6, 1887 Place of Birth: Cebu City BIOGRAPHY Vicente Rama, known as the “Father of Cebu City,” was born on June 6, 1887 in Cebu City. He studied at the Colegio de San Carlos and […]

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Celerino Uy

Celerino Uy

| April 11, 2015

Name: Celerino V. Uy Pseudonym(s): Juan de la Mancha, David Culimpos Date of Birth: 1900 Place of Birth: Medellin, Cebu BIOGRAPHY Celerino V. Uy is a writer of Cebuano and English from Medellin, Cebu. He wrote under the names Juan de la Mancha and David Culimpos. He was known for his detective novels Ang Multo, […]

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Fernando Buyser

Fernando Buyser

| April 11, 2015

Name: Fernando A. Buyser Pseudonym(s): Floripinas Date of Birth: May 30, 1879 Place of Birth: Kalunangan, Merida, Leyte BIOGRAPHY Fernando A. Buyser, also known as Floripinas, was born on May 30, 1879 in Kalunangan, Merida in the province Leyte. The prolific writer of poems, stories, songs, speeches, plays, and other works was also bishop of […]

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Vicente Garces

Vicente Garces

| April 11, 2015

Name: Vicente Hermosa Garces Pseudonyms: Garvi, Kampisaw Date of Birth: 1889 Place of Birth: Cebu BIOGRAPHY Poet and prose writer Vicente H. Garces was born in 1889. He studied at the Colegio de San Carlos and Lyceum de Manila. With the pen names Garvi and Kampisaw, he wrote for Bag-ong Kusog. He founded and became […]

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Uldarico Alviola

Uldarico Alviola

| April 9, 2015

Name: Uldarico A. Alviola Pseudonym(s): Artagnan, Alvi, Sikatuna, M. Anabell Date of Birth: July 4, 1883 Place of Birth: Cebu City BIOGRAPHY Uldarico A. Alviola is a writer and lexicographer born in Barangay San Roque, Cebu City. The “Dean of Cebuano Writers” started writing when he was 19. He wrote under the names Artagnan, Alvi, […]

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Sulpicio Osorio

Sulpicio Osorio

| April 9, 2015

Name: Sulpicio Osorio Pseudonym(s): Biyan Torinoy, Sulposor Date of Birth: January 17, 1898 Place of Birth: Dalaguete, Cebu BIOGRAPHY Sulpicio Osorio was born in Dalaguete, Cebu on January 17, 1898. He studied at Lyceum and Cebu Normal School. He was one of the most well-known writers in Cebuano. Osorio, who signed his works with the […]

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Pantaleon Kardenas

Pantaleon Kardenas

| April 9, 2015

Name: Pantaleon V. Kardenas Pseudonym(s): Alex Banwag, Leon Kard, Mario Lorenzo, Pio Kadenal, Taga-Bukid Date of Birth: July 27, 1893 Place of Birth: Barili, Cebu BIOGRAPHY A native of the town of Barili in Cebu, Pantaleon Kardenas was born on July 27, 1893. He wrote fiction and poetry under various names like Alex Banwag, Leon […]

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Natalio Bacalso

Natalio Bacalso

| April 9, 2015

Name: Natalio B. Bacalso Pseudonym(s): Talyux Date of Birth: 1908 Place of Birth: Pardo, Cebu City BIOGRAPHY Natalio Bacalso, whose pen name was Talyux, was born in Pardo, Cebu City in 1908. He excelled not only in literature but also in cinema, radio, and politics. He was editor of Bisaya and Lamdag and publisher-editor of […]

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